The free/open source software and design communities; the hackerspaces and the do-it-yourself enthusiasts; the movements for an independent Internet; the initiatives for free/communal wifi and open access to knowledge; the resilient/permaculture communities... What do all these have in common? Are they unrelated cases or coincidences? Or could they be seen as seeds of a new civilization full of contradictions and chances for renaissance and change? This documentary -- a low-budget yet sublime production -- narrates the story of several Greek-based, knowledge-oriented communities that are building the world they want, within the confines of the fragmented world they want to transcend.
Vasilis Kostakis, P2P Lab & Foundation
We live in a time that has seen deep changes in the way societies produce perceptibly, at least in the West. It is as result of dramatic changes that have taken place in the production field. We live in an era of highly-networked society and it was the advent of internet, perhaps, the key element of this change. Fundamental labour practices have been altered. For the first time, we are witnessing groups of producers having the chance to meet up outside the traditional frameworks - like that of a corporation, or state organisation -People that take initiatives to form groups in order to produce goods that belong in the commons sphere.